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Post by azz » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:24 pm

Can one say
a. He crossed the street halfway between two intersections.
b. He crossed the street midway between two intersections.
c. He crossed the street right between two intersections.


Do they all mean the same?
Is (c) synonymous with the other two?

Many thanks.

Re: midway

Post by trolley » Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:23 am

I guess they can all mean the same thing and, when they do, c is synonymous with the other two. Delete the "halfway","midway", and "right". That leaves no doubt that they all mean the same thing and I'm not left pondering whether or not he only walked to the middle of the street and stopped (crossed halfway) somewhere in between two intersections.

Re: midway

Post by tony h » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:59 am

Halfway and midway suggest the same thing, with a reasonable margin for being roughly central.

"Right" doesn't seem to be the right word. There seems to be a precision, or consequence, in "right" that is not afforded by "crossing between two intersections".

"Right" conjures up scenarios such as:
- he stepped out right between two cars
- she was stung right on the nose
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